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Wednesday 8 October 1941

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jesse Jackson and Shane Stevens. The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

CBS Television Quiz

Starring: Gil Fates, Frances Buss

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Maltese Falcon

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Country: United States

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You'll Never Get Rich

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley

Country: United States

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Hold Back the Dawn

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright

Country: United States

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1941 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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Facts:
  • Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built
  • World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1941?

  • Life: Farmers daughter
  • Time: Retired General, isolationist, leader of America First
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

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The Keys of the Kingdom

By: A. J. Cronin

Sent to China, a Scottish priest struggles to create and maintain a mission where famine, disease, and civil war prevail

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The Sun Is My Undoing

By: Marguerite Steen

This novel deals with early slave trade and shipping between England and the Ivory coast in Africa. There are love stories between the charactors and one that is interracial.

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Oliver Wiswell

By: Kenneth Roberts

In this novel, Kenneth Roberts portrays a very different side to the story of the American Revolution, that of the loyalists (those colonists who supported the British monarchy).

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